Vandals target The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Berthoud with graffiti

Vandals target The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Berthoud


Vandals target The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Berthoud

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The Larimer County Sheriff’s Office is investigating vandalism at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Berthoud. The vandals targeted the house of worship with various graffiti in the parking lot. 

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Graffiti at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Berthoud.

Larimer County


The graffiti included phallic images, obscene language and anti-Mormon sentiments. Some of the graffiti read “gay mormonz” and “I hate mormon” with a heart after as well as “Slay.” A vehicle parked at a house across the street was also spray-painted. 

Detectives responded to the church on Wednesday morning. 

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  Graffiti at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Berthoud.

Larimer County


“Defacing sacred spaces is a heinous act. This is a place that’s deeply meaningful for people in our community, and violating the sanctity of any spiritual home is unacceptable,” said Larimer County Sheriff John Feyen in a statement. “We will not tolerate this kind of hate in Larimer County. Our investigations team is working diligently to find out who did this.”

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  Graffiti at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Berthoud.

Larimer County


Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Investigator Ryan Gebhardt at 970-498-5586. People who wish to remain anonymous may also contact Crime Stoppers of Larimer County at 970-221-6868 or www.stopcriminals.org.

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